The study of civil service entry qualifications and salaries will take about two years, Deputy Secretary for Civil Service Duncan Pescod said. The aim was to ensure compatibility with the private sector. Mr Pescod said the first eight to 10 months would cover questionnaires and analysis and another year was needed to work out proposals. Staff would be consulted, he said. Liberal Party member Ronald Arculli asked whether fringe benefits would also be reviewed. 'No, we will be looking at purely the salary,' Mr Pescod said. Housing benefits were reviewed every year.